A READER’S GUIDE TO MARIA VALTORTA’S OTHER WRITINGS
First Edition - 8th December 2003
This 112-page booklet follows a format which, in the main, is similar to the popular and most useful “Pilgrim’s Guide to Maria Valtorta’s The Poem of the Man-God”. It’s focus, however, is on five of the remaining six “essential” books of Maria’s writings*:
Maria’s 1943, 1944and 1945-50 Notebooks, and
The Book of Azariah (Maria’s Guardian Angel).
* The remaining book - containing dictations from the Holy Spirit on St. Paul to the Romans - has yet to be translated into English, and God willing, its details will be included in a later edition of this “Reader’s Guide…”
The READER’S GUIDE… consists of three sections:
Section One:Thematic Index to the five books - with some 500 themes and sub-themes.
Cross-referencing has three parts. Part 1 relates often-repeated
passages from these five books - to particular verses in both the Old and New
Testaments. Part 2 cross-references approximately 3,000 passages from
the books to Scripture. Part 3 reverses this process, cross-referencing
these passages from the Old and New Testaments back to the five books.
Section Three:Significant Extracts from the Books is a 38-page compilation of brief but important extracts from the five books, with timeless teachings which are nonetheless very appropriate to the times in which we are now living - arranged under 10 sub-headings:
1. Maria’s Journey to Holiness
2. The Holy Trinity
3. Jesus and Mary
4. Three Apostles (Peter, Paul and Judas)
5. Scripture and Maria’s Writings
6. The Poem and its Content
7. Concepts, Gifts, & Obligations
8. Obstacles, Tests, and Crosses
9. The Horror and Hope of the Last Times
10. Lessons for Us All
Some Initial Feedback on the Reader’s Guide…
I was near the end of Volume 5 of The Poem, and wondered what on earth I was going to do when it finished - as I was not aware of all the other material. And then… Voila!
THE MARIA VALTORTA READERS’ GROUP
The Readers’ Group is a
non-profit organisation, which retails publications of Maria Valtorta’s
writings (in English and Italian), and offers other supporting materials, to
its members and to other interested persons. Bulletins are mailed out (and
e-mailed at no charge) at 3-monthly intervals. There is a Catalogue of books,
booklets and other items available.
INQUIRIES AND HOW TO ORDER
Contact the Maria Valtorta Readers’ Group in Australia, by clicking on: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can visit the Readers’ Group’s Web-site, on: http://valtorta.alphalink.com.au